As a female, you play many different roles. When you are a child, you play the role of daughter, granddaughter and friend. As you grow into a teenager, you play the role of student, teammate and employee.
Then, we become adults and take on more roles such as lover and mother.
Of all the roles we play, the one that comes with the most responsibility is that of a mother. When we become mothers, we have to wear many hats, and within this one role, we play many parts.
Have you ever taken the time to think about all the hats a mother wears?
Well, let me do it for you.
Below is a list of a few of the hats a mother wears:
A mother is a provider – she provides food, safety and warmth to her children. She also provides a safe place to sleep, medical care and fresh air.
A mother is a protector – She guards her children against falls and injury, shields them from harm from others and protects her children’s feelings.
A mother is a caregiver – She gives his kisses and attention to her babies. She makes them feel loved. She provides care when her children are hurt, and she praises them for a job well done.
A mother is an educator – She teaches her children self-love and respect, and kindness to others. She teaches them how to stay safe and how to cope with all feelings, good and bad.
A mother is a playmate – She plays with the child and grows their imagination. She helps them to enjoy and explore the world around them.
A mother is a role model – She shows her children how to be good people and models behaviours she wants her children to adopt.
Being a mother comes with a lot of responsibility, and I wanted to create this post to celebrate all that you do.
There are a lot of hidden duties that come with being a mother, and some mothers adapt naturally, and to others, it takes a bit of work.
What remains the same is that we are all in this together.
I just wanted to let you’re doing a fantastic job even though sometimes you may find it overwhelming and you may feel you have no time for your own needs.
Why not take some me-time today and listen to this week’s podcast?
You deserve it.
- Trigger warning*
This podcast covers potentially disturbing content and includes references to sexual abuse and topis, which some listeners may find offensive or traumatizing.
Here is a link to the podcast.
And feel free to add any other hats you can think of in the comment box below.
I think the list is endless.